Project Aims to Send 10,000 Free Family Portraits to Deployed Soldiers this Holiday Season
August 28, 2009
“It’s incredible how motivating a simple family photograph can be to a soldier who is far from home,” said Sergeant First Class Toby Nunn, who has served two tours in Iraq and has worked with Soldiers' Angels on a number of projects.
The PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA) and Soldiers’ Angels have joined forces to send 10,000 free family portraits to deployed soldiers around the globe this holiday season.
Designed to help bring a piece of home to soldiers around the world, the project is utilizing the talents of over 275 volunteer photographers across the country who are opening their studios this September, to offer free family portraits to military family members who have a soldier deployed overseas.
The portraits will be uploaded to a website, http://www.pmdaportraitsoflove.com, and a print will be sent, free of charge, directly to the soldier in Iraq, Afghanistan, or wherever they are deployed around the world.
The website was developed by Fujifilm, a PMDA member who has underwritten this effort; and the company’s photo sharing site, www.SeeHere.com, is supplying the free prints to the soldiers and their families.
For more information, go to: http://www.pmdaportraitsoflove.com.